Britain (U.K.)

3:36am

Sat October 25, 2014
The Salt

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 9:57 am

A depiction of "Gin Lane," filled with sins caused by drunken revelries.
William Hogarth/Wikimedia

In Scotland, some long-time whisky makers are switching over to gin. In Germany, people who distill traditional brandies are doing the same. The world is in the middle of a gin distillery boom, and it is coming to America.

One place to find the roots of this boom is London, where 250 distilleries once existed in the city limits alone.

For Charles Maxwell, this story is personal. "My great-great-grandfather was apprenticed in the city of London in the 1680s to learn how to make gin," Maxwell says. "And from that day to this, we've distilled gin in London."

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11:46am

Fri October 17, 2014
The Salt

At London's Tincan, Eating Canned Fish Is The Height Of Luxury

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 12:40 pm

There's a strong element of buying with your eyes at Tincan. Rows of gourmet-quality tins, beautifully packaged in collectible-worthy cans, are displayed at eye level.
Paul Winch-Furness Courtesy of Tincan

In the heart of London's Soho sits a gleaming new restaurant — Tincan. The premise is simple: No kitchen, very few staff, and the menu all comes out of a can. Specifically, canned fish.

To many people, canned food conjures up images of stocking up for winter, emergency rations, or — for Brits — the deprivations of World War II.

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12:00pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Colorado Flood

Watch: BBC 'Pop Up' Shares Flood Survival Stories From Jamestown

Soldiers from Fort Carson, along with civilian rescue personnel, rescue members of the Jamestown, Colo., community and children from Cal-Wood Education Center after severe flooding shut down major roads leading out of town Sept. 14, 2013.
Staff Sgt. Dixie Manzanares Colorado National Guard

8:31am

Mon September 8, 2014
Media

BBC 'Pop-Up' Seeks Colorado Stories For A Global Audience

Screencap of BBC Pop Up's tumblr page
bbcpopup.tumblr.com

Throughout the month of September, the BBC will have a temporary news bureau in Boulder called BBC Pop-Up. It’s a unique journalistic experiment – a mobile bureau that will visit six U.S. cities over the course of six months, gathering stories to report for the BBC’s worldwide audience.

They’re relying on crowdsourcing to determine what those stories should be.

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3:37pm

Tue August 26, 2014
World

Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 6:07 pm

Alexis Jay, author of a report released Tuesday that documents the abuse of 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, says local authorities were aware of the problem for years and did nothing.
Dave Higgens PA Photos/Landov

An investigation out on Tuesday documents the abuse of more than 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, and says local authorities were aware of the problem for years and did not respond.

Alexis Jay, who authored the report, used to be chief inspector of social work in Scotland.

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